The Atlanta Gladiators announced Saturday that they have acquired the rights to defenseman Ben Marshall from the Indy Fuel in exchange for forward Patrick D'Amico and one future consideration to be named at a later date.In his first year of professional hockey, Marshall, 24, collected 12 goals and 24 assists for 36 points last season while appearing in all of Indy's 72 games. The former 7th Round pick (201st overall) of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft was selected to the 2015-2016 ECHL All-Rookie Team and finished third in scoring by a rookie defenseman in the league. The Mahtomedi, MN native also led all Fuel defenseman and was fourth overall in total points on the team. Prior to the start of his pro career, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound defender skated in 159 collegiate games with the University of Minnesota, accumulating 61 total points. Marshall is currently at Providence Bruins training camp after signing a two-way contract with the P-Bruins earlier this summer. The Atlanta Gladiators 14th season kicks off at the Infinite Energy Arena on Friday, October 14th against the Toledo Walleye at 7:35 PM. For ticket information, visit the official team website at www.atlantagladiators.com or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.The Gladiators are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier "AA" hockey league. All home games are played at the 11,355-seat Infinite Energy Arena, located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth – where parking is always free. The Gladiators have established an unrivaled commitment to excellence, maintaining a distinctive reputation for affordable and family-friendly sports entertainment and consistently ranked as one of the top “Things To Do” in the Atlanta area and across the North Georgia region.For all the latest team news, contests, and more visit AtlantaGladiators.com, or “like” the Gladiators on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AtlantaGladiators), follow the team on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ATLGladiators), Instagram (www.instagram.com/atlgladiators) or Snapchat (www.snapchat.com) at "gladshockey". -###-Photo Credit: Indy Fuel / Whiteshark Photography
Gladiators Acquire the Rights to Defenseman Ben Marshall
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